What is eczema?

Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, red and in some cases cracked and sore. Eczema is more common in children but can affect adults too.

The symptoms of eczema

If you have never had eczema before, you may be unclear on whether its eczema, an allergy or just dry skin. There are some symptoms you can look for, including:

  • Skin is itchy, red, dry, sore and/or cracked

  • Skin can be affected in small localised patches or over the whole body

  • Common areas affected by eczema are the hands, creases of elbows and knees or the face and scalp

How to cope with eczema

Use a treatment

Eurax HC Cream provides rapid relief from mild to moderate eczema. Its dual-action formula helps reduce inflammation and stop itching to help soothe your skin.

Avoid stress

While we know this can be easier said than done, if you can reduce stress it could help with your eczema. Stress can trigger an eczema flare-up or worsen symptoms.

Identify your triggers

There are many things that can trigger a flare-up of eczema, avoid the most common triggers such as perfumed soaps, dairy products, wool, pet hair and cosmetics.

Gentle bathing for your skin

Take a warm (not hot) bath or shower using a gentle cleanser. Then pat your skin dry with a clean towel and apply Eurax HC Cream.

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